Ah! But when did they improve?
All we here from Favre camp is "He didn't play well because he was injured & throwing like pooh the past 5 games". So lets look at that RB breakdown;
1st 11 games: 4.4YPC, TD: 0.8/game
last 5 games: 5.0 YPC, TD: 0.8/game
1st 11 games: 5.5YPC, TD: 0.4/game
last 5 games: 7.4 YPC, TD: 0.4/game
It seems to me that these RB's did much better when Favre was injured, than when he was healthy.
Let's also not forget that Kellen Clemens, not Pennington started 8 of those games in 2007.
Let's also not forget that;
75% of Favre's passes were thrown for 10 yards or less. (50% 0-10 yards, 25% behind the LOS)
Only 4% of Favre's passes were thrown for 30+ yards & his completion % was only 17.4%. Those passes netted only 2 TD's all year. 5 of those or 22% were intercepted.
With that said, it's clearly evident that Favre is no longer the long ball threat that he once was & teams are quickly picking up on this, if they haven't already.
With 75% of his passes going for 10 yards or less & AD as our RB, I don't see where teams are going to start pulling that 8th man out of the box. With 8 men in the box, you can still cover that 10 yard zone.